Jonah 2

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Jonah's Prayer

1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the belly of the fish,
2 saying, 1"I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; 2out of the belly of Sheol I cried, 3and you heard my voice.
3 4For you cast me into the deep, into the heart of the seas, and the flood surrounded me; 5all your waves and your billows passed over me.
4 6Then I said, 'I am driven away from your sight; 7yet I shall again look upon your holy temple.'
5 8The waters closed in over me 9to take my life; the deep surrounded me; weeds were wrapped about my head
6 at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O LORD my God.
7 When my life was fainting away, I remembered the LORD, 10and my prayer came to you, into your holy temple.
8 11Those who pay regard to vain idols 12forsake their hope of steadfast love.
9 13But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. 14Salvation belongs to the LORD!"
10 And the LORD spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah out upon the dry land.

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Cross References 14

  • 1. Psalms 3:4; Psalms 120:1; Lamentations 3:55
  • 2. Psalms 118:5
  • 3. Lamentations 3:56
  • 4. Psalms 88:6, 7
  • 5. Psalms 42:7
  • 6. Psalms 31:22
  • 7. [1 Kings 8:35, 38]
  • 8. [Lamentations 3:54]
  • 9. Psalms 69:1
  • 10. [2 Chronicles 30:27]
  • 11. Psalms 31:6; [2 Kings 17:15; Jeremiah 2:5]
  • 12. [Jeremiah 2:13]
  • 13. Psalms 50:14; [Hosea 14:2; Hebrews 13:15]
  • 14. Psalms 3:8

Jonah 2 Commentaries

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